Born on December 6, 1981 in London, actress Ashley Madekwe received a GCSE in Drama and BTec from the BRIT School of Performing Arts. She also earned a foundation course at LAMDA, in addition to training as a flamenco and period dancer. She later studied at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she appeared in several stage productions. She became known for her role on Secret Diary of A Call Girl, before she appeared on the CW’s The Beautiful Life. She began her career by taking on a role in the film Storm Damage, but went on to appear on numerous TV shows.
Ashley Madekwe was later seen in Woody Allen’s film, Cassandra’s Dream. On the small screen, she has had roles on Drop Dead Gorgeous and the pilot West 10 LDN. She also portrays the character Molly on the show Bedlam. Other credits of hers include How to Lose Friends & Alienate People in 2008, Wallander, and Above Their Station in 2010.
In 2011, Madekwe was cast on the ABC series Revenge as Ashley Davenport.
-Madekwe has a fashion blog, which, according to Look Magazine, is one of the leading fashion blogs.
2011: Revenge (TV series) - Ashley Davenport
2011: Victim - Tia
2011: Bedlam (TV series) - Molly Lucas
2008-2010: Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV series) - Bambi
2010: Above Their Station (TV movie) - Kelly Eve
2009: The Beautiful Life: TBL (TV series) - Marissa Delfina
2009: Coming Up (TV series) - Shanna
2008: Wallander (TV series) - Dolores Maria Santana
2008: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People - Vicky
2008: Trexx and Flipside (TV series) - Ollie
2008: Trial & Retribution (TV series) - Maria
2008: West 10 LDN (TV movie) - Elisha
2007: Drop Dead Gorgeous (TV series) - Brogan Tully
2007: Cassandra's Dream - Lucy
2006: Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (TV movie) - Tanya
2006: Venus - Royal Court Actress
2006: Casualty (TV series) - Jade Clark
2006: Doctors (TV series) - Sophie Wells
2006: Vital Signs (TV series) - Tart
2001-2002: Teachers (TV series) - Bev
2000: Down to Earth (TV series) - Julie
2000: Hope & Glory (TV series) - Dawn
2000: Storm Damage (TV movie) - Annalise
1999: The Bill (TV series) - Janie Newton